The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 36 33 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 53 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.84% 3.85% 7.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 4.18% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £266 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £485 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-34.66% -
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1320 1052 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.58% 91.96% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 536 320
Average daily rate £390 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.19 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.95% -2.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.10 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 39 (35.45%) Finance
2 20 (18.18%) Banking
3 19 (17.27%) Migration
4 16 (14.55%) Windows
5 12 (10.91%) SQL
5 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.00%) HP
6 11 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.09%) Oracle
7 10 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 10 (9.09%) Firewall
7 10 (9.09%) Project Management
8 9 (8.18%) SAN
8 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (7.27%) SCCM
9 8 (7.27%) CESG
9 8 (7.27%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (7.27%) Risk Management
9 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.27%) Information Assurance
10 7 (6.36%) VMware
10 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
10 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
10 7 (6.36%) ITIL
10 7 (6.36%) SAS
10 7 (6.36%) Information Security
10 7 (6.36%) Business Analysis
10 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
10 7 (6.36%) PowerShell

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.36%) SAS
2 6 (5.45%) Lync
3 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.73%) NetWeaver
5 3 (2.73%) JBoss
5 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.82%) IIS
6 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.91%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.91%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.91%) CICS
7 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.82%) HFM
2 2 (1.82%) Agresso
3 1 (0.91%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.91%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) Firewall
2 9 (8.18%) SAN
3 5 (4.55%) LAN
3 5 (4.55%) WAN
4 4 (3.64%) NAS
4 4 (3.64%) Network Security
4 4 (3.64%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.91%) FTP
5 1 (0.91%) VPN
5 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.73%) SAP BI
3 3 (2.73%) DB2
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.82%) MS Access
4 2 (1.82%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.91%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.91%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.91%) Big Data
5 1 (0.91%) OLAP
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.91%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (35.45%) Finance
2 20 (18.18%) Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
4 5 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.91%) International Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) Middleware
2 4 (3.64%) Web Services
3 3 (2.73%) HTML
3 3 (2.73%) CSS
3 3 (2.73%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.82%) .NET
4 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.91%) EDI
5 1 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.27%) CESG
2 8 (7.27%) CESG CLAS
3 6 (5.45%) User Experience
3 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (4.55%) Replication
4 5 (4.55%) RMADS
4 5 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.73%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Animation
6 2 (1.82%) PKI
6 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.82%) Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.91%) VSAM
7 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.91%) Open Source
7 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.55%) Windows
2 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.55%) Linux
3 5 (4.55%) UNIX
4 4 (3.64%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.73%) AIX
5 3 (2.73%) HPUX
5 3 (2.73%) Solaris
5 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.27%) Migration
2 11 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (9.09%) Project Management
4 8 (7.27%) Risk Management
4 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.27%) Information Assurance
5 7 (6.36%) ITIL
5 7 (6.36%) Information Security
5 7 (6.36%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.45%) Investment Management
6 6 (5.45%) Wealth Management
6 6 (5.45%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (5.45%) Asset Management
6 6 (5.45%) Workflow
6 6 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.64%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.64%) Change Management
7 4 (3.64%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.91%) SQL
2 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.64%) C
4 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.82%) C#
5 2 (1.82%) VBA
6 1 (0.91%) ABAP
6 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.91%) CISA
4 1 (0.91%) PMP
4 1 (0.91%) ISEB
4 1 (0.91%) CISSP
4 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.91%) CISMP
4 1 (0.91%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (3.64%) GPG13
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) COBIT
2 1 (0.91%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.82%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) WSUS
2 2 (1.82%) SCOM
3 1 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.00%) HP
3 10 (9.09%) Oracle
4 7 (6.36%) VMware
5 6 (5.45%) SAP
5 6 (5.45%) Veritas
6 5 (4.55%) Polycom
7 4 (3.64%) EMC
8 3 (2.73%) Charles River
8 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.73%) Fujitsu
8 3 (2.73%) Veeam
9 2 (1.82%) Avaloq
9 2 (1.82%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.82%) Lotus
9 2 (1.82%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.82%) Informatica
9 2 (1.82%) NetApp
9 2 (1.82%) Avaya
9 2 (1.82%) McAfee
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